Leadership

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A women looks at her mobile phone in Zimbabwe. | Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
February 2, 2018
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The Rebel Behind Africa’s Telecom Revolution

How Strive Masiyiwa used street theater (and lawyers) to dominate a mobile marketplace.

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Chamath Palihapitya | Photo by Stacey Geiken
December 12, 2017
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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.

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 Jamie Dimon | Photo by Kiefer Hickman
November 28, 2017
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Jamie Dimon: Regulations Hurt Business, Bitcoin is ‘Stupid’

The candid CEO of JP Morgan Chase discusses the bank’s technology investments, competitive tax reform, and the political landscape.

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George Kurian | Photograph by David Paul Morris
November 6, 2017
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The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty

Former engineer George Kurian stopped looking for black-and-white answers when he took the helm at NetApp.

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Creative business people in meeting. | iStock/julief514
October 20, 2017
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Four Lessons for New CEOs

Stanford GSB faculty and industry leaders help young executives of search fund companies navigate their new roles.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Leadership in Focus is a large collection of short videos that bring to life real-world business challenges and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

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Amazon President, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos. | Reuters/Mike Segar
October 6, 2017
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Is Your CEO Irreplaceable?

A new survey highlights a tough CEO talent pool and which business leaders would be nearly impossible to replace.

Latest Stories in Leadership

February 6, 2017
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Bonny Simi: Navigating from Olympian to Pilot to Venture Capitalist

A Stanford GSB alum shares six ways you can create your own diverse career path.
January 25, 2017
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Six Ways to Be a Better Manager

Kill consensus and beware the false negative, says one Stanford GSB professor.
January 12, 2017
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Do Funders Care More About Your Team, Your Idea, or Your Passion?

A new study asked hundreds of VCs to rank the factors that drive their investment decisions.
January 6, 2017
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Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.
December 26, 2016
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What Matters Most to Top Business and Political Leaders

Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, and others share their priorities in life.
December 19, 2016
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A Look Back at 2016

Read 10 Stanford Business stories from the past year, including pieces on work-life balance, power, and management.
December 15, 2016
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Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.
December 14, 2016
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How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.
December 13, 2016
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10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.
December 12, 2016
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Top Business Podcasts of 2016

Long commute? Spend the time listening to these 10 Stanford Business stories.